Bill Skarsgård in 'The Crow.'

Bill Skarsgård in 'The Crow.' Photo Credit: Larry Horricks for Lionsgate.


  • The first pictures from the new ‘The Crow’ movie are online.
  • Bill Skarsgård and FKA Twigs star in the movie.
  • Rupert Sanders is directing this one.

After years spent in development limbo (more on that below), we are finally going to see the remake of 1994 cult goth action movie ‘The Crow’, which as before will be adapted from James O’Barr’s graphic novel.

And now, to remind us all, the first pictures from the film are online, giving us a look at Bill Skarsgård (tattooed and buff), and FKA Twigs as soulmates Eric and Shelly, who are slaughtered, only for Eric to be brought back via a supernatural avian for some dark, vengeful justice against their murderers.

The Crow

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Soulmates Eric Draven and Shelly Webster are brutally murdered when the demons of her dark past catch up with them. Given the chance to save his true love by sacrificing... Read the Plot

What’s the story of ‘The Crow’?

Bill Skarsgård and FKA twigs in 'The Crow.'

(L to R) Bill Skarsgård and FKA twigs in 'The Crow.' Photo Credit: Larry Horricks for Lionsgate.

O’Barr’s comic book focuses on a man named Eric Draven, who along with his fiancée Shelly Webster, find themselves under attack. They’re brutally assaulted and murdered by a gang, but a mystical crow brings Eric back so he can hunt down and take out the criminals responsible.

Director Alex Proyas, along with writers David J. Schow and John Shirley, adapted the comic book for the 1994 movie, which featured Brandon Lee as Eric Draven, a rock musician slain alongside his fiancée by a criminal gang on Devil’s Night in Detroit.

It was made infamous by the death of Lee on set in an accident involving a blank round in a prop gun. It went on to become a box office success, spawned three sequels and a TV series spin-off.

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What’s the history of ‘The Crow’ remake?

Brandon Lee as Eric Draven / The Crow in 'The Crow.'

Brandon Lee as Eric Draven / The Crow in 'The Crow.' Photo: Miramax Films.

If you thought Eric Draven’s story sounds tortured, wait until you learn of the new movie’s journey to screens.

Blade’ director Steven Norrington came up with a fresh take in 2008, which went through different variations including Nick Cave on screenplay duty and Mark Wahlberg considering the lead. Norrington later walked off the project over creative differences.

The next year, ‘28 Weeks Later’s Juan Carlos Fresnadillo came aboard, while ‘Watchman’ writer Alex Tse took a fresh crack at the script. Bradley Cooper was offered the lead but turned it down. A spat over the rights emerged saw Fresnadillo leave, to be replaced by F. Javier Gutiérrez, with another new script in the works. Luke Evans became the latest potential star, but that didn’t work out either.

Most recently, ‘The Nun’s Corin Hardy was attached to the movie, and he oversaw a version that briefly had Jack Huston in the lead before being replaced by Jason Momoa. Yet even that compelling combo was stymied, largely by “creative and financial differences” which led to Hardy and his chosen star leaving in 2018.

Rupert Sanders, who has the live-action ‘Ghost in the Shell’ and ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ on his resume, jumped aboard in 2022, with ‘King Richard’s Zach Baylin writing a draft before William Schneider took it on.

When will ‘The Crow’ remake be in theaters?

Thanks to ‘John Wick’ spin-off ‘Ballerina’ being pushed back to 2025 so more action set-pieces can be added, ‘The Crow’ has flapped in to replace it, landing on June 7th.

Bill Skarsgård and FKA twigs in 'The Crow.'

(L to R) Bill Skarsgård and FKA twigs in 'The Crow.' Photo Credit: Larry Horricks for Lionsgate.

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